Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Seeing Spots

Feels like forever since I posted and even longer since I sat down to my machine although last weekend I did manage to finish up two matching polk-a-dot container covers, a coordinating boppy cover and rocking chair pad, all for my grandgirl's nursery. The countdown to her arrival is on!
Two matching covers made
the handle is hidden under the lace

Pattern making is not my strength so I was very pleased with how snug the container cover fit and the corners lined up, especially with the slanted sides.
the polk-a-dot underside
I sort of fussy cut the flower placement
Using the print out of a Poppy cover from Made by Marzipan I even faced my fear of inserting a zipper for this one!  Later I found several non-zipper options that I may try another time.

Beach meets Pink

There is no surprise that I'm seeing spots after the Baby Shower. It was a big success - a lovely day with family and friends. My SIL has an amazing home and garden and gave the menu a delicious gourmet touch.
one of three buntings made
sea creature shaped fruit and crabs for sandwiches
low tech bunting marking and I ditched the pre-made bias tape
I can craft with Paper too!
The vinyl letting on the vase was a last minute project
Frosting sugar cookies is not just for Christmas!
I Just Love Dahlias 
Ring Around the Briar Rosies was not the only hand made gift they received including several quilts, a baby pod, receiving blankets, a bonnet, a crocheted afghan, bath time apron, a hooter hider (such a catchy name) and toys - such a talented guest list.

Finally gifted!
Hubby and I at the Baby Shower 
three buntings for the Shower
two basket covers
one bobby cover
one matching rocking chair cushion 

Tip Top of the To Do list:
2 August F+F2 blocks
Tire Rotation -my August goal
put a sleeve on something for our MQG Quilt Show
 - simply endless 

linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. here from wip. Looks like your shower was a total success! All of your projects turned out great.

  2. So happy the baby shower was a success! :D That bunting is adorable!

  3. Also, those baskets came out awesome!

  4. What fun projects and what a lovely shower! Beautiful quilt btw! So happy for you all. When is due date again?

  5. Beautiful shower! Your projects are fabulous, as always!!

  6. All of it looks amazing! Lots of work and it looks like it paid off! Enjoy!

  7. No way you are going to be a GRANDMOTHER!
    Congratulations! So happy for you & yours! And how much fun are you going to have sewing for the baby! YAY!

  8. I love this! Beautiful quilt and beautiful you ; )


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